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I need help from the F250 guys

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by guruatbol, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    just no smoke
     
  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    impressive, I get about 10mpg with my 72 Chevy pickup empty. AND I have all of about 80 horse power! But it's a hybrid. It burns gas and oil. I used two gallons of oil on the power tour.
     
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  3. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    I will say that with a 20mph headwind, the trip to Hallett was 8mpg!
     
  4. pprince

    pprince 5F09C332634

    We have had a 1993 F250 4x4 diesel we use as a snow plow for 4 years. It has been getting pretty darn rusty so last year I went down to Florida and bought a 1994 F250 4x4 turbo-diesel with the idea of it replacing the 93.

    I really like the old turbo-diesel. It has always been a work truck but it still has its original paint. I bought a rust free California bed and pair of rust free fenders in May and have been fixing up the 93 so I can keep the 84 nice.
     

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  5. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    7.3s are a tank but I don't buy used vehicle. Our 6.0 has been flawless and throws me back in the seat when I floor it.
     
  6. pprince

    pprince 5F09C332634

    I haven't come across a new obs so I had no choice but to buy a used one.
     
  7. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR


    Man that thing must be pretty modified if it hauls ass, because the 7.3 is 100% dog in anything resembling stock form. I've had 3 of them, and they're great trucks, and I love the powerplant. It pulls great, and shares the title of most reliable diesel with the 5.9, but hauling ass isn't in it's play book.


    I had a 6.0 that I bought with 110K on it. It was stock, and bullet proofed, and I put another 130K on it with zero issues, ever. It would run circles around a 7.3. The early 6.0s (especially the 03s) were the worst ones. There were a few upgrades over the years, and by 05-06, they were a decent motor, once bullet proofed.



    The one to stay away from is the 6.4. That one has some issues that never got ironed out, and led to Ford designing, and building, their own diesel again.
     
  8. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Amazing how people have different perspectives. I have never seen a 6.0 that would hold a candle to a 7.3. About half of the 6.0s were absolute pieces of crap, the other half ran without any problems. As for the 6.4, I owned one for 9 years in a F450 that saw only heavy towing duties. It ran flawlessly, with the only exception being fuel mileage. It was never intended to be the long term answer for Ford as they were in the midst of dealing with International and the 6.0 debacle. Once they cleared that, they went on to build the 6.7. Having run several fleets of Ford Superduty trucks, I am speaking from experience
     
  9. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR

    Well, strictly from a performance standpoint, on a completely stock truck, and all reliability issues aside, the 7.3 made 275/525 hp/tq, backed my a less than performance oriented 4R100 (or a manual).

    The 6.0 made 325/570 hp/tq and backed by a much better 6 speed TorqShift (or a manual). The 6.0 had the "variable geometry turbo," which produced a more linear power curve through all RPMs.


    Now I still love the 7.3, and I've owned several, but in a stock truck, the 6.0 is a much better performer, and the numbers support that.
     
  10. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    ah yes...that is where we got off track. I don't know anyone that kept a 7.3 stock. They took to a tune like no other Ford diesel ever. Once uncapped, there is not a 6.0, stock or tuned, that would run with them. Not to mention that the tuning of a 7.3 did nothing to hurt it's reliability.
     
  11. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR

    All mine were stock, because I had no reason to tune them, and the 4R100 didn't handle it so well. In fact, it was a bit of issue. You may want to look out for those tuned 6.0s though, even though I'd never tune one for the obvious time bomb reason, there's not a 7.3 that would run with one. A tuned 6.0 is almost as fast as a tuned 6.4.
     
  12. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Yes, I have a tuner for the 7.3. And yes, it does haul ass (for a truck). Just a few mods for better towing durability, but mostly still stock.
     
  13. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR

    All this diesel talk is making me want to buy another one!
     
  14. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Variable turbo is what I had to re-do. I also did turbo oil hose replacement n a couple of other things. I also put a new harness in the trans valve body after a 1.50 plastic sensor failed that caused the engine into limp mode. My truck is an 03 that was built in Nov 02.

    F250 crew cab, gun metal grey. My ex wife doesn't want it any more so I am thinking of buying her out.
     
  15. pprince

    pprince 5F09C332634

    I think you guys are a little confused. There are 3 different 7.3's.

    The n/a version put out 185 hp and 338 ft/lbs torque.

    The turbo 7.3 put out 190 hp and 388 ft/lbs of torque.

    The Powerstroke 7.3 started at 210 hp/425 torque in 1994 and ended at 275 hp/525 torque. The Powerstroke has a lot of performance parts available but the earlier versions have very, very little available.

    btw, the Powerstroke 7.3 and the earlier 7.3's share only 7.3 as the displacement. Nothing or very little else is shared.
     
  16. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    We commonly ignore the first two, the only one that counts is the 99-03 Powerstroke!
     
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  17. pprince

    pprince 5F09C332634

    Then you are ignoring the first 2 1/2 :)
     
  18. sportsroof69

    sportsroof69 STREET CAR


    I don't understand the confused comment? Who was confused?
     
  19. pprince

    pprince 5F09C332634

    Confused because you think all 7.3's are the same. By simply calling them 7.3's when the powerstrokes are distinctly different.

    You cannot tune an older 7.3. The aftermarket simply has very little for them.

    When talking about variable turbo's and tuning a 7.3 and not keeping a 7.3 stock all clearly indicate a Powerstroke.

    For those that don't know this stuff it is misleading.

    I like my 94 turbo-diesel as slow as it is and as unmodifiable as it is. It is CHEAP to repair. I LOVE the way it sounds. It is awesome :) My 93 F250 diesel does not sound the same.
     
  20. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    No one was talking about pre 99 PSD until you posted to the thread. We all know they are shit compared to the 99 and up. Now who's confused?
     

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